Sunday, December 02, 2007

Excuses

"The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of men who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities---his eternal power and divine nature---have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse" (Romans 1:18-20, NIV).

Todd Box, one of our ministers in the Contact Church of Christ, preached today.

About five years ago, Todd was a homeless man staying at the Salvation Army shelter. He had recently returned to serving the Lord after a number of years of running from him. Today, in his sermon, Todd mentioned that he would ask the guys at the homeless shelter every Sunday, "Hey! How about coming to church with me today?" Many would respond, "No thanks, man. I'm busy today." He always thought, What? You're homeless. How could you be too busy to come to church with me? What in the world do you have to do?

I thought, excuses certainly sound funny except when I make them.

2 comments:

NaNcY said...

“If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.”

Yiddish Proverb quotes

Terry said...

Good quote, Nancy!